King of the Gypsies (4 stars)

This article is from 2009.

The headlines and stereotypes surrounding the travelling community are questioned in this piece that squeezes a millennia worth of Romani history into just over one hour. Beginning with the community’s uncertain origins, centuries of persecution, discrimination and genocide are recalled with anger and energy, as it’s revealed that the fate of the gypsy people is more uncertain than before.

Pleasance Courtyard, 556 6550, until 31 Aug (not 24) 3pm, £8.50-£9 (£6.50-£7)

King of the Gypsies

  • 4 stars

'Gypsy don't talk to non-Gypsy. T'ain't right. Not never.' But this one's talking. Should you listen? Can you trust him? Verbatim and new writing collide. Unique theatre from the heart of today's Gypsy community.

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